A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a driver in Gorakhpur in UP, police said on Tuesday.
The suspect, Ravi Prakash Rai (30), had been arrested, news agency PTI reported.
The girl was alone when the accused allegedly took her to an isolated place near Bhagwanpura village around 9 pm on Monday and raped her, police said.
According to police, Ravi used to pick labourers from the gate of a labour colony near Bhagwanpur village for a fertiliser factory. He had come to the colony to drop the labourers on Monday when he saw the girl and abducted her.
On hearing the girl’s cries, villagers rushed to the spot and caught the accused. They then handed him over to police.
The girl is undergoing treatment at a hospital and her condition is stated to be stable.